Chinese Report: Google to Walk Out on April 10

China Business News is reporting that Google may leave China early next month. Citing an unidentified sales agent for the company, CBN says Google could leave on April 10. Bloomberg cites the Shanghai-based newspaper as saying the search giant might announce its plans to leave the Chinese market on Monday, March 22.

So far there's been little news from Google as to whether or not the company has made a final decision about leaving China. Earlier this week, a letter purporting to be from Google's Chinese advertising clients was made public. Later, at least 22 of the 27 people said to have signed denied they had anything to do with it. The letter was published on the Web site of the state-run China Central Television.

Google has yet to confirm reports that suggest it will make an announcement on March 22 or leave on April 10.

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  • back_by_demand
    hennnryMost Chinese poeple, even though living in America, uses Baidu already.

    But Google still ranks as the most used search engine worldwide and Baidu market share doesn't even figure in at 6.5% of market share.
    Seeing as their are soooooo many Chinese people in the world and supposedly use Baidu for no other reason than it is a Chinese company shouldn't it's global share be higher anyway?
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  • thackstonns
    I hope Google does pull out. I sure wish I had.
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  • sicpric
    So a Chinese controlled news site says Google "might" pull out? It must be true!
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  • bustapr
    Bout Time!
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  • hennnry
    Buy Baidu stocks, and if google leaves China, very few Chinese will miss it anyway.

    Most Chinese poeple, even though living in America, uses Baidu already.
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  • sicpric
    So a Chinese controlled news site says Google "might" pull out? It must be true!
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